Aloysius the Ram at

Chateau de Lalande


Funds raised as of 1st September 2021:  $6180.20

100% of profits are donated and we have excluded our creative value and any admin time and costs from these funds.

Huge thank-you to all who have purchased. This initiative is ongoing and hoping to keep increasing the donations for such a needy and deserving cause.



Written in rhyme, Aloysius the Ram at Chateau de Lalande is the story of a rambunctious and mischievous ram who creates chaos and mayhem as he races through Chateau de Lalande.  From laundry to teapots, crowns and Picassos, nothing is safe when Aloysius crashes by.   

The story behind the story... (Aloysius pronounced Allo-ishus)

Chateau de Lalande, is a 16th century chateau located in central France and owned and run by Stephanie Jarvis. It has featured in the TV series Escape to the Chateau DIY.  Stephanie’s YouTube channel The Chateau Diaries showcases life at the Chateau, including her ram Aloysius.

Jo Rothwell was inspired to write this story during the first wave of Covid lockdown. A little obsessed with French chateau renovations led her to discover Stephanie’s vlogs and where Aloysius and his rampaging ways leapt onto the pages and now hopefully into the world of a child.  Check out the article from Yarra Valley & Ranges Magazine.

In collaboration with Chateau de Lalande, Rothwell Publishing has produced this latest book with profits going to Robert Connor Dawes Foundation and Peace of Mind Foundation.  RCD Foundation contributes funds to Australia and International brain cancer research to enable researchers to further understand and more completely treat brain tumours. Brain cancer is the most fatal of all childhood cancers and kills more children in Australia than any other disease. Peace of Mind Foundation aims to support families in providing emotional and financial support and help navigate the complex healthcare systems.


Jo has her own understanding of the impact of cancer.  She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011 and it became incurable in 2015.. She is doing well in treatment and is determined not to be defined by a disease. To counteract its nefarious nature she chooses to stay present, be grateful and tries to 'chase normal'.

This book was all about giving and so it was an easy decision for Rothwell Publishing and  Stephanie Jarvis to agree to donate towards a cancer that is so devastating to children and their families.  To reduce costs, this book is only available via this website.


Postage and Delivery: 

We understand that this book will be shipped off to various corners of the globe and that postage costs may deter some. Unfortunately the costs shown at shipping are simply the cost of International post from Australia. We are also very aware of the current Covid situation and how that is affecting delays to many countries.  The average International postage delivery time is now 25+ business days. 

Please note the tracking or non tracking options. 

We hope you understand.  Thank you




32 page hand illustrated watercoloured paperback


$15 (AUD)



We are very aware of the postage costs and current delays for International sales. We have therefore added this title to be sold on Amazon.  Please Note: We guarantee the quality of books that we sell direct on our website. Amazon use their own format to produce their copies. Any issues with your purchase via Amazon will need to be addressed by them.  Thank you.

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